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About Leslie Armstrong

Leslie Armstrong began as Editor on the NCC's site when the website began in 2008. She reports, reviews, and interviews country music artists from Nashville, TN.

Mark Wills is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry

Photo by Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry Longtime Opry favorite Mark Wills became the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry tonight during a sold-out performance at the Ryman Auditorium. Craig Morgan, a 10-year Opry member, officially welcomed Wills to the Opry family.   “It’s a great honor to be a part of this [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Faster Horses Festival announced their lineup

Faster Horses Festival announced the gigantic lineup for its seventh year during a special “Faster Horses Happy Hour” live online event this afternoon, kicking off the festivities at full speed. During the fan-interactive streaming event, it was revealed that Toby Keith, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band will headline the three-day camping festival taking place in [...]

By |January 13th, 2019|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Chris Young debuts new song “Raised On Country”

Multi-platinum RCA Nashville recording artist Chris Young is “one helluva country singer” (Music Row) and one listen to his “rich baritone” (The Tennessean) and there is no doubt he was “Raised On Country.” “A traditionalist in an era of boundary movers” (New York Times), the 33-year old Young pays homage to his predecessors and country music icons Merle [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Randy Houser debuts new album on NPR Music’s First Listen

In advance of its January 11th release, Randy Houser’s highly anticipated new album, Magnolia, is now available to stream in its entirety via NPR Music’s First Listen. Houser is set to perform his favorite song from the album, “No Stone Unturned” on Good Morning America on release day (1/11). Tune in Friday morning, to catch [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Garth Brooks The Anthology Part III is the ultimate Christmas Gift for fans

Garth Brooks The Anthology Part III showcases live performances from Brooks' landmark 2015-2017 comeback tour. The continuing series gives fans a look at his recent accomplishments including performance photos, and a new live album (Triple Live) where Brooks covered songs from George Strait to up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Ashlye McBryde. The book also reveals flashback moments from his '97 [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Journey Home Project presented $50,000 donation to help military vets battling cancer

(Center) David Corlew presented a check from The Journey Home Project to (left) Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center director, and (right) Madan Jagasia, MBBS, MS, MMHC, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center chief medical officer, to support CAR-T cell therapy for veterans.   Last month, The Journey Home Project (TJHP) presented a $50,000 donation to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to aid U.S. military veterans [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Brett Young kicks off his CMT ON TOUR: HERE TONIGHT

Brett Young is kicking off his highly-anticipated CMT ON TOUR: HERE TONIGHT with back-to-back sold-out shows in Royal Oak, Michigan (11/16) and Northfield, OH (11/17) this weekend. Captivating crowds “like a seasoned pro” (The Press-Enterprise), Young is set to bring his “engaging and vocally strong” (Providence Journal) live show to fans across the country alongside special guests Tyler Rich and Rachel Wammack. The [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Pickler and Ben welcome guests Luke Bryan & Faith Hill

Photo Credit: George Burns, Jr. To kick off the holiday season, Executive Producer, Faith Hill moved to the other side of the camera and appeared as a guest on “Pickler & Ben” on the episode airing Monday, November 19th.  In addition to chatting with Kellie and Ben about her family’s Christmas traditions and ugly sweaters, she shared some of [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ricky Skaggs’ performance becomes a highlight of 2018 CMA Awards

Photo credit: John Russell/CMA   At "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards" Wednesday night in Nashville, freshly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs was honored during a special tribute with the country and bluegrass music legend front and center.   At Country Music's Biggest Night™, the eight-time CMA Awards winner was spotlighted with a star-studded medley that Billboard declared as the evening's "best performance."   [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Chris Lane gives us his favorite food items at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery’s new menu launch

Photo: Chris Lane; ahead of the CMAs, Lane performed at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Nashville to launch their new menu Before Country Music's biggest night in Nashville took place at the CMAs, we hung out with Chris Lane at the VIP event on the rooftop of the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. The downtown [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments